Polar Bear Facts
Their fur may be white, but their skin is black.
Calorie-burning fat boosted by medicinal Chinese plant
Brown fat burns calories by turning energy into heat. In mice the plant extract berberine ramped up the calories burned - but is it safe?
Carnegie Mellon researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story
(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University scientists have produced the first integrated computational model of reading, identifying which parts of the brain are responsible for such sub-processes as parsing sentences, determining the meaning of words and understanding relationships bet...
NTSB Decision Defining "Aircraft" as Anything That Flies Lacks Common Sense
FAA regulations found to apply to "any device that is used for flight." Does that include paper airplanes too?
Latest Saturn Photos From NASA''s Cassini Orbiter
See images of the ringed planet from NASA''s Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.
Marathon Span: World''s Longest Sea Bridge Opens
China opened the world''s longest bridge over water on Thursday. The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26.4 miles long, according to Guinness World Records. It links China''s eastern port city of Qingdao to Huangdao island. State-run CCTV said the 110-foot-wide bridge cost more than 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billi...
New treatment for marfan syndrome shows promise
An investigational treatment for Marfan syndrome is as effective as the standard therapy at slowing enlargement of the aorta, the large artery of the heart that delivers blood to the body, new research shows. The findings indicate a second treatment option for Marfan patients, who are at high risk o...
Report: Email volume rises 13% in Q3
New York-Overall email volume increased by 12.7% in the third quarter compared with the year-earlier period, and unique open rates rose 6.0%, according to a new report by Experian Marketing Services.